Saturday, March 06, 2004

Utah Educators Express Enthusiasm for Educational Blogging

Thanks to the active participation of a full lab of Utah educators, the web has several new educational bloggers this morning. Our hands-on session, Blogging to Connect, Create and Collaborate was well received by those came to the workshop as part of the annual meeting of the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology at Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake.

Although the Utah Education Network offers several blog-like content creation tools like My.UEN, Virtual Tours, Activities, Lesson Plans and Rubrics, we opted to use Blogger in the workshop to enable participants to have a bona fide blog creation experience. Although it wasn't a race, it only took about ten minutes for the first blog to be published. Prior to the lab I test-created a Blogger blog. It took less than five minutes from logging on to creation and posting of a new blog.

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